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Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Josh Johnson (8) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Johnson – The clubhouse leader for the backup QB position simply based off what he can give this team with his legs. I love his speed and have not seen the accuracy issues Marvin mentioned in Hard Knocks. He did have a potentially costly fumble on the final drive, but I still have him as the backup QB. Plus, how about the lead block he had for Boom’s TD run?

Daniel “Boom” Herron – I love what Boom gives this team on special teams, and he was my top guy for the practice squad. Unfortunately for the Bengals, with his performance on Saturday night (nine carries 91 yards), Boom may have earned himself a job on a 53 man roster. Good for him. Unfortunately, I still believe that spot will be with another team, as I still have Burkhead in front of him.

Rex Burkhead – Another solid game (six carries for 31 yards; one catch for seven yards). I still think Rex makes it over Boom because like Boom, Rex can be a big special teams contributor and I believe Rex gives them more out of the backfield because of his catching ability.

58 Points in two Games – It is preseason, but points are points. The offense looks good and deep. I look forward to game 3 where the starters will play a bunch.

Dane Sanzenbacher – Another tough guy to cut at the receiver position. He just produces. Only one catch for 12 yards, but it was a nice 3rd down catch which resulted in a 1st down. He also had another nice punt return (16 yards).

Devon Still – Nice to see the 2nd round pick from 2012 getting some time out there. He played well on Saturday with 3 tackles (2 for losses) and 1 near sack (should have been called in the grasp).

Terrence Stephens – The man can play football as well as sing! Along with Still, he had the near sack. With the depth at D-Line, he won’t make the roster, but I like him as a practice squad player.

Onterio McCalebb – The man is fast. 1 kick return for 34 yards. However, unless he can contribute at CB (0 tackles in 2 games), I don’t see how he makes the team. Another good practice squad player.

Dontay Moch Sighting – I would love to see what Moch could do in the regular season. Because of injuries, we have never seen it, but the guy can fly and he can get to the QB. He got his 1st sack of the 2013 preseason on Saturday and lead the team with 3.5 sacks in the 2012 preseason.